Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 8: Week 9 of the 2021 Legislative Session

With ONE WEEK to go in the 2021 WV Legislative Session, here’s a look at what’s happening under the dome and actions you can take. You can also stay up-to-date on what’s happening following us on Facebook and Twitter

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Countdown to April 10th – Can We Count on You?

As we look forward to the end of the 2021 legislative session, we want you to know that, even though the state ends its sausage making on April 10th, exciting federal programs will be moving in DC and our senior senator is a key vote in moving most everything. As such we’ll be pivoting to put much more of our focus on some very promising legislation. 

The For the People Act will roll back many states’ new attempts at voter suppression. The THRIVE agenda will create tens of thousands of new jobs in WV by helping us ‘Build Back Better’ and greener. Your green energy by the way of new and renewed member donations will give us the springboard to jump into these exciting campaigns! Thank you in advance for your support.

Finals Week
Remember finals week in school? Well this week at the Capitol is nothing like that. Bills packing hundreds of pages that very few legislators have read or studied will be given passing or failing grades based not so much on their merit as on perception and faith. 
Senate Tax Bill One-Pager
Finally, Sean’s analysis of the Senate tax bill is live. Please share!
Jammin’ For Jobs – Free Concert – April 10th at 1PM
WV organizations announced the formation of the “WV New Jobs Coalition” and their Ten Days of Action, April 1st through the 10th, culminating in a 3-city “Jammin’ For Jobs” live and live-streamed concert event on April 10th in Charleston, Morgantown, and Martinsburg at 1PM. 
West Virginia Voters Speak Out Against Voting Restrictions
West Virginia voters turned out in force to oppose a bill that would eliminate the most popular Early Voting days, gut the efficiency of automatic voter registration and start the process of removing voters from rolls after two years (instead of four) if someone hasn’t voted.
Updated: April 5, 2021 — 2:58 pm
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